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Eraztunen Jauna

December 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Post honetan, “Eraztunen Jauna” trilogia azalduko dut. 10 urte inguru izan arren eta nahiz eta “The Hobbit” pelikula atarian daukagun, ezin ditugu film hauek ahaztu. Aipatutako Peter Jacksonen pelikula berriak aurreko sagaren pasioa berriro ere piztu du, eta horregatik post hau eskaini nahi nizueke.

Eraztunen Jauna trilogia zinemaratu egin den saga bat da. Hiru filmez dago osatuta: “Eraztunen Jauna: Eraztunaren Elkartea”, “Eraztunen Jauna: Bi dorreak” eta “Eraztunen Jauna: Erregearen Itzulera”. 2001. urtean agertu zen lehenengo pelikula, 2002an bigarrena eta hurrengo urtean azkenengoa.

J. R. R. Tolkien idazleak idat20060818041914-el-senor-de-los-anillos2zitako eleberrian dago oinarrituta trilogia. Tolkienek 1954. urtean amaitu zuen idazten, eta 1978an gaztelerara itzuli zen. Pelikula hauek baino lehen, 1978an Ralph Bakshi zuzendariak Tolkienen liburuaren lehenengo zati erdia zinemara eraman zuen, baina animaziozko pelikula gisa.

Proiektu zinematografiko erraldoiena izan omen da, eta 2900 milioi dolar bildu ziren hiru pelikulak batuz. Proiektu osoa 8 urtez garatu zen, eta eszena guztiak Zeelanda Berrian grabatu ziren, Peter Jacksonen aberrian.

Itzelezko proiektu honek oso mereziak dituen sari ugari irabazi zituen. 17 Oscar Sari, 10 BAFTA sari eta 10 Urrezko Globo sari jaso zituen. Horrez gain, lehenengo pelikulak 870.000.000 USD inguru bildu zituen, gutxien bildu zituena izanik. Bigarrenak, ia 930.000.000, apur bat gehiago. Baina azkenengoa izan zen txapela irabazi zuena, bere diru-bilketa 1.119.000.000koa izatera heldu baitzen. Hirugarren pelikula, “Eraztunen jauna: Erregearen Itzulera”, bilketa handiena lortu duten filmen rankingean dago, 6. postuan, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” aurrean izanik. Beste bi filmak atzerago daude zerrendan, lehenengoa 29. postuan eta bigarrena 20.ean.

Nobelaren jarraitzaileen artetik, kritikak ere jaso ditu. Nobela eta pelikulen arteko aanillo_el señor de los anilloskatsak ugariak direla diote. Agertzen ez diren pertsonaiak, eszena oso garrantzitsu ukatuak, eszena batzuk nahasturik euren artean…  Adibidez, lehenengo pelikulan, Nazgûl talde batek Frodo eta bere lagunak erasotzen dituzte. Bat-batean, Arwen elfoa agertzen da protagonistak salbatzeko. Liburuan, bestalde, Glorfindel deitutako beste elfo bat azaltzen da, Nazgûl horiek hil eta lagun-taldea salbu ipintzen dituena.

Inkongruentzia horiek izanagatik ere, trilogiak itzelezko arrakasta izan zuen. Argi ikus daiteke jaso zituen sari kopuruan. Aktoreak oso famatuak dira, eta ederto jokatu zuten euren paperean. Protagonista nagusia, Frodo Bolson, Elijah Wood aktoreak egin zuen, eta bere lagun banaezina, Samsagaz Gamyi, Sean Astin da. Bestalde, hiru kide gerlariak, Aragorn, Legolas eta Gimli, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom eta John Rhys-Davies aktoreek  hurrenez hurren egiten dute euren papera.

Esandako guztiagatik, trilogia ezin hobea gauzatu zuen Jacksonek. Kritika diezaiokegun gauza bakarra, nire ustez, liburuarekiko akatsak dira. Hala ere, jantziak, musika, akzioa, tramaren garapena eta aktoreek bikain daukate, eta horiek guztiek beste arazoak minimizatzen dituzte.

 

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8 mile

December 14, 2012 Leave a comment

8 mile; produced by Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, is an American dramatic film directed by Curtis8 Mile-03 Hanson (L.A. Confidential) and starring Eminem, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer, Taryn Manning and  Brittany Murphy.

The film tells the story about Jimmy Smith Jr.; who is called B. Rabbit by his friends. He, who loves hip-hop music, lives in Detroit, in a poor and predominantly black population. Read more…

The Wild Bunch

December 13, 2012 Leave a comment

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The Wild Bunch is considered one of the best Westerns of all time, with a cast of an unquestionable strength. This unforgettable adventure of big general shots and fast action definitely deserves to stay in any films compendium. It stars William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates, Ben Johnson and Jaime Sánchez. According to Vincent Canby, he called the film “very beautiful and the first truly interesting American-made Western in years. It’s also so full of violence –of an intensity that can hardly be supported by the story – that it’s going to prompt a lot of people who do not know the real effect of movie violence (as I do not) to write automatic condemnations of it.”

8104-21298[1]William Holden as Pike Bishop

 

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Ernest Borgnine as Dutch Engstrom

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Robert Ryan as Deke Thornton

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Edmond O’Brien as Freddie Sykes

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Ben Johnson as Tector Gorch/Warren Oates as Lyle Gorch

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Jaime Sánchez as Angel

 

Director Sam Peckinpah opens the film with a group of children who are throwing ants over scorpions and setting fire to the nest, while some robbers disguised as U.S. soldiers arrive at the city. They want to make one last hold-up at the bank before retiring with the booty. When they leave the bank, it occurs a shooting during an anti-alcohol demonstration, among the gang and an unscrupulous bounty hunters (led by Deke Thornton, Pike’s former partner), causing the death of many innocents. Once the gang manages to escape, they realize that the hold-up has gone wrong when they find that there is no money in the sacks. Despite this, they must continue their flight towards a Mexico in war between the army of Mapache and Pancho Villa’s men.

Sam Peckinpah, author of such iconic films like Straw Dogs or The Getaway, made ​​an impressive modern Western about a gang of aging outlaws that look for their site in a new West.368Sam_Peckinpah_3[1]

When almost all formulas of Western were used up, Sam uses the genre applying the formula by which characterizes his works: the violence. In this way, anyone could think that The Wild Bunch is a movie out of date.

Warner Bros accepted to produce The Wild Brunch in order to beat Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969) to the theaters.

Thanks to this film, it is occurred a substantial change in the great western genre; the films before this were recreations of historical fact or mere adventures more or less likely, but in The Wild Bunch characters have a past, they have conflicts with law, they are able to show as much aggressiveness as solidarity or friendship: they are, in short, humans.

Wonderfully filmed, with an unforgettable soundtrack, The Wild Bunch is a heart-rending film about honor and camaraderie. There are many extraordinary scenes that remain in history like the final walk of Pike Bishop, Dutch Engstrom, Lyle and Tector Gorch Gorch towards the end of their destiny. It is advisable to see it in original version with subtitles because in this film characters speak both English and Spanish.

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References:

Abuín, A., 2010. Sam Peckinpah: “Grupo salvaje”. 12/01/2010. Available at: http://www.blogdecine.com/cine-clasico/sam-peckinpah-grupo-salvaje [Accessed December 11, 2012].

Argüelles, M., 2010. Grupo salvaje (The wild bunch). Sam Peckinpah, EUA, 1969. 01/02/2010. Available at: http://www.elespectadorimaginario.com/pages/febrero-2010/criticas/grupo-salvaje.php [Accessed December 11, 2012].

Blanco Rodríguez, D., 2012. Far West: GRUPO SALVAJE (1969). 14/10/2012. Available at: http://theendfarwest.blogspot.com.es/2012/10/grupo-salvaje-1969-de-sam-peckinpah.html [Accessed December 11, 2012].

MrSambo, 2012. Crítica: GRUPO SALVAJE (1969). 06/08/2012. Available at: http://cinemelodic.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/critica-grupo-salvaje-1969-parte-14.html [Accessed December 11, 2012].

Márquez, J., 2012. “Grupo salvaje”, la desesperanzadora obra maestra de Peckinpah. 28/02/2012. Available at: http://www.ecartelera.com/noticias/10102/grupo-salvaje-desesperazandora-obra-maestra-peckinpah/ [Accessed December 11, 2012].

Schneider, S.J., 2003. 1001 películas que hay que ver antes de morir S. J. Schneider, ed., London: Cassell Illustrated.

Torres, A.M., 2006. Cine mundial, Madrid: Espasa.

Various, 2012a. Grupo Salvaje. Available at: http://www.fotogramas.es/Peliculas/Grupo-salvaje [Accessed December 11, 2012].

Various, 2012b. Grupo salvaje (1969). Available at: http://www.filmaffinity.com/es/film256070.html [Accessed December 11, 2012].

Various, 2012c. The Wild Bunch. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wild_Bunch [Accessed December 11, 2012].

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James Bond: 50th anniversary

It has been 50 years since the first James Bond film was released. The franchise is one the most successful ones in history and its movies have been enjoyed by several generations. But few people know how it all started and how unexpected its success was.

Ian Fleming published his first book, Casino Royale, in 1953, the name for its main character was taken from the author of an ornithology book Fleming had when he was writing his novel in his villa in Jamaica. Ian Fleming was a naval intelligence officer during the Second World War. He never saw action, but he was involved in the planning for operation Mincemeat and operation Golden Eye.  He later borrowed this name and used it to name his villa in Jamaica.

Ian Fleming wrote 12 novels, his novels were a success, and in 1961 he sold the filming rights to Harry Saltzman. Harry along with producer Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli established EON productions and started producing their first film: Dr. No.

2043_10847The producers chose Sean Connery for the part of James Bond, however nor the studios nor Ian Fleming liked Connery. Fleming said about Sean “I’m looking for Commander Bond and not an overgrown stunt-man,” adding that Connery was an unrefined brute. However Terrence Young, director of Dr. No mentored Sean and when the movie was released Ian Fleming and the sudios were very impressed. The movie was an immediate success, so Sean Connery starred in another four James Bond movies. However, by the fourth movie conflicts between Sean and producer Harry Saltzman arouse. Sean left in 1967 and the producers started the search for a new James Bond.

article-1048480-02633CB500000578-60_468x602The next Bond was George Lazenby, who got the part by sneaking in the producer’s office and asking them if they were looking for a new James Bond. When asked about his previous experience he lied them and said he had worked in Russia, Hong Kong, Germany… Lazenby went to the audition and passed with flying colours even though he was not a professional actor.

After the release of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service he got drunk on success and started binge drinking, smoking and partying heavily until some friends convinced him to join the hippie movement, which he did. After Lazenby left because James Bond was about war and he was a pacifist, the producers begged Sean to come back. Sean accepted to star in one more James Bond film.

4107_25636In 1973 Roger Moore became the new James Bond. He is regarded as the best James Bond and he is also the one that has starred in more films. He appeared in 7 films from 1973 to 1985. He did very well at first, he even beat the James Bond movie Sean Connery did with other producers in 1983. However in his last movies Bond was starting to look like a caricature of himself.

Timothy Dalton actorIn 1987 Timothy Dalton starred in The Living Daylights in which the Bond character goes back to its roots and appears more violent. The public did not like this new Bond; they preferred Roger Moore’s charming and witty James Bond. Dalton appeared in another movie in 1989 but as it happened with the first one, it wasn’t a big success.

james_bond_pierce_brosnan_007With the end of the Cold War people thought that James Bond will disappear, and it nearly did. From 1989 to 1995 there were no James Bond movies. However in 1995 Pierce Brosnan starred in GoldenEye which was a success. He made 3 more movies after that and all of them were praised by movie critics.

actor-Daniel-Craig_LRZIMA20121119_0043_11Pierce Brosnan retired in 2002 and in 2006 a new James Bond was announced: Daniel Craig. The main issue the public had with Daniel Craig was that he was blonde. There was even a boycott campaign against the movie. In spite of this his first movie Casino Royale was a success as well as his last two movies Quantum of Solace and Skyfall.

James Bond has become a global phenomenon and it influences industries like the automotive and clothing industry. At the beginning its success was not clear and the franchise has had some crisis moments, nevertheless after 50 years James Bond movies are more popular than ever.

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The Oscars

December 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Worldwide known the Academy Awards, commonly called The Oscars, are the “paradise” of cinema industry. Hosted annually they decided what film has been chosen because of its quality and impact as the Best Film of the year. On this post, we will try to make a brief summary of what Oscars entailed according to their history, ceremony, curiosities and last edition when The Artist scooped five awards. Next year, the 85th Academy Awards are expected to be amazing, but first will want to know that…

According to the history of the Academy Awards, it must be said that the first ceremony was holdAcademyAwardsOscarin Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 16 of 1929, which great expectations amongst cinema lovers. Next year it was broadcasted into radio and from then on it has been gaining more and more relevance around the artistic world. The 16th edition was hold in the Grauman’s Chines Theatre in Hollywood and, currently, it is presented from the worldwide known Dolby Theatre, where every year the stars wear their magnificent clothes in order to flashing out audience. First televised ceremony was celebrated in 1953 and it became an international televised event in 1969.

The Oscar actually is a knight standing on a reel of film gripping a crusader’s sword. That iconic statuette has had different heights and weighs and currently is made by 24 carat gold. Numerous are the artist that has won this Award that praise anyone into cinema’s iconic place: Hollywood.

The ceremony which is televised in February and March (just six weeks after the announcement of nominees) reach global attention and is one of the most commented events during the year. As I have already said, the Oscars Ceremony is the best occasion for all the dressmakers to make the world see their designs. In fact, Oscars’ red carpet is sometimes more commented than the awards. Furthermore, millions of viewers from every corner of the world have the chance to watch live performances of the “best original song” nominees and spectacle is always ensured in this show!

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A clockwork orange

December 12, 2012 Leave a comment

A clockwork orange is a film produced in 1971, written and directed by Stanley Kubrick and bassed on the Anthony Burgess novella A clockwork orangeThe film shows disturbing and violents images of the young gang that appears in the film.

CAST

Malcom McDowell as Alex 

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James Marcus as Georgie

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Warren Clarke as Dim

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PLOT

The film happens in a futuristic London. Alex, is the leader of a gang called droogs. One night, aClockwork-Orangefter drinking milk plus in their favourite bar, they go to a writter’s house asking for help, and when his wife opens the door, they come in, rape and kill the woman and torture the writer.After that, they go to their houses until next day, when Alex’s “droogs” believe that he wouldn’t be the leader and face him by leaving him alone in a house while he’s illegally entering it.

After killing the woman, the police finally arrives and sends him to jail, where he almost “recoveres” and is sent to a psychiatric where he is used to proove the Ludovico technique. After this, he ends up worse than he had arrived, because if he saw a little sign of violence around him, made him feel sick, so he couldn’t stand it.

When he goes out of the psychiatric, he discoveres that two of his “droogs” have become policeman, and in a sign of superiority they immerse Alex’s head in water almost drowning him. After being hit and dropped by the policemen at a house he asks for help, and he realizes that he is in the house of the writer. The writher, who is aware od the Ludovico technique, torures Alex until he drops himself from the window.He finally wakes up in the hospital after being practised a lobotomy, so, instead of curing him, they make him stupid.

CURIOSITIES

  • Kubrick came up with the idea of the unifor when Malcom McDowell showed him his cricket-player costume.
  • While filming the Ludovico technique scene, McDowell scratched a cornea and ended up temporary blind.
  • The doctor standing beside him, was a real doctor who made sure that McDowell’s eyes did not dry.
  • The only special effect used in the film is when Alex jumps of the window atempting suicide. To film this scene, Kubrick dropped the camera 6 times from the window, so that the scene could be seen from Alex’s point of view.
  • Kubrick had to re-edit the film a year after its release for having received death threats.
  • The title refers to a say: “as queer as a clockwork orange”. Burgess thought that it could refer to a mechanical (clockwork) human (orang, that in Malay means “man”).

QUOTES 

Alex on a homeless:

“One thing I could never stand was to see a filthy dirty old drunky howling away at the filthy songs of his fathers and going blurp blurp in between as it might be a filthy old orchestra in his stinking rotten guts;I could never stand to see anyone like that. whatever his age might be, but more especially when he was real old like this one was”

Alex explaining their lifestyle:

” There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, sitting in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. Theyr sold milk-plus, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence”

The last words of the film, by Alex:

“I was cured, all right!”

EXPLANATION OF THE FINAL SCENE

After pronouncing the words “I was cured, all right!“, we can see that, in Alex’s mind, he is imagining an orgy of sex and violence, so it makes us think that he has been sarcastic with that last remark. Also could be, that the cure, by his point of view, was that he could think by himself again, no matter what society said.

 

REFERENCES TO “A CLOCKWORK ORANGE UN “THE SIMPSON’S”

It is a fact that The Simpsons”  has made a reference to a clockwork orange several times. In fact, Matt Groening(the creator of “The Simpsons”, was a real fan of the film.

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Free topic post: Edward Norton

December 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Edward Norton was born in Maryland in 1969. His father was an environmental lawyer and a former federal prosecutor, while his mother was a teacher of English and died of a brain tumor in 1997.

Norton, after graduating from Columbia’s Wilde Lake High School in 1987, attended Yale University, where he was a competitive rowerand acted in university productions in company with Ron Livingston and Paul Giamatti, who nowadays are also well-known American actors. In 1991, Norton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History and he worked in Osaka for his grandfather’s company, Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit organization.

Later, he decided to move to New York City and begin his acting career in Off-Broadway theater. His first film was Primal Fear (1996), which tells a story of a defense attorney (Richard Gere), who defends Aaron Stampler (Norton), a boy charged with the murder of a Roman Catholic archbishop. Despite the mixedward-norton1ed reviews, with this performance, Norton won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In the same year, he appeared as lawyer Alan Isaacman in The People vs. Larry Flynt, a biographical drama film.

In 1998, Norton took on the role of Derek Vinyard, a reformed neo-Nazi, in the film American History X, whichreceived positive reception. His performance deserved him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.Also in the same year, he starred with Matt Damon in Rounders, a movie following two friends who need to earn enough money playing poker to pay off a huge debt.

In 1999 in film Fight Club, Norton played the protagonist, and in order to prepare for the role, he took lessons in boxing and taekwondo. Fight Club made its debut at the 1999 Venice International Film Festival, but it received different reactions from film critics.However, it became a cult classic after its DVD release.

In 2002, he starred in different films: Red Dragon as FBI profiler Will Graham and in 25th Hour.While Red Dragon was commercially successful although it received mixed reviews, 25th Hour was praised by critics.

In 2003, Norton appeared in The Italian Job, and he won critical acclaim for his role in Kingdom of Heaven. Furthermore, he represented Marvel Comics character Bruce Banner / the Hulk in the film The Incredible Hulk, which was released in 2008.

In 2006, Norton starred in two films: Down in the Valley and The Illusionist, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and later, became a piece of media that gained a sudden success when it went into general release.In 2010, Norton appeared in two films again: Leaves of Grass and Stone. He also made other appearances in different comedy shows. His last performance was in The Bourne Legacy, which was released in 2012.

Regarding his personal life, Norton is known for his objection to accept his celebrity status. He is also well-known for his support for environmental causes and different renewable energy projects. Moreover, he put time and money to diverse social activist causes, including improving the quality of living in low-income communities or taking part in charity events.

 

References:

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Norton

- http://www.biography.com/people/edward-norton-9542130

 

Categories: Cinema

El discurso del rey

El discurso del rey es una pelicula britanica de drama historico basada en hechos reales dirigida por Tom Hooper y escrita por David Seidler. El argumento de este film es como el segundo hijo de el rey Jorge V, el principe Alberto, sufre de tartamudez y a lo largo de toda la historia trata de corregirlo con la ayuda de Logue ( terapeuta) era lograr conseguir dar su primera discurso como rey tras la muerte de su padre.

La escenografia de la pelicula resulto complicada ya que el presupuesto estaba limitado en 10 millones de libras esterlinas  y debia parecer autentica, es dceir combinar la opulencia real con el desaliño propio de la gran depresion en Londres. Pra el rodaje se dio uso del interior del Palacio de Buckinham, el Consejo de Acceso al Trono y otras localizaciones como Cumberland Lodge, Harley Street, Knebworth..

La banda sonora de la película fue compuesta por Alexandre Desplat. En una película sobre un hombre que lucha consigo mismo, Desplat tiene mucho cuidado de que la música no haga sombra a la dramaturgia. Calificó el reto de esta manera: “Ésta es una película sobre el sonido de la voz. La música tiene que hacer frente a eso. Tiene que hacer frente al silencio, tiene que hacer frente al tiempo…” El resultado es una combinación de cuerdas y piano (con la adición del oboe y arpa en algún corte), que trata de transmitir la tristeza de la incapacidad de comunicarse del Rey, y posteriormente el crecimiento de la amistad entre él y Logue. Desplat utiliza la repetición de una sola nota para representar a la rigidez del discurso del Rey. A medida que la película avanza, la calidez del sonido de las cuerdas envuelve la amistad profunda entre los dos protagonistas. La música alcanza su clímax en la escena de la coronación. Hooper originalmente quería filmar dicha escena sin música, sin embargo Desplat argumentó que era el verdadero clímax de la historia, el momento en que la amistad se consolida por la decisión de confiar uno en el otro. “Eso es muy raro”, dijo Alexandre Desplat, “…ésta es la historia de una amistad, la mayoría son historias de amor”. La banda sonora se grabó en unos micrófonos antiguos hechos especialmente para la familia real, que permitieron impregnar la música de un toque anticuado. La música de la película fue nominada para varios premios incluyendo “Mejor Banda Sonora Original” en los Oscar, Globos de Oro y BAFTA. La música que se reproduce durante la transmisión del discurso de radio de 1939 es el 2º movimiento (Allegretto) de la 7º sinfonia de Beethoven.

Desde su estreno, El discurso del Rey ha recibido una gran cantidad de premios y nominaciones. Fue nominada a catorce premios BAFTA, de los cuales ganó siete, incluyendo mejor película; obtuvo doce nominaciones al Oscar, de las cuales ganó cuatro, incluyendo mejor película, mejor director y mejor actor; y estuvo nominada a siete Globos de Oro, con Colin Firth como ganador final del premio al mejor actor; cabe destacar que Firth ha sido el más galardonado de todos los miembros del elenco debido al peso que significó su actuación en la película.

Además, en la XXV Edición de los Premios Goya, entregados por la Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España, fue galardonada en la candidatura de Mejor Película Europea.

Categories: Cinema

“El Diario de Noah”

The Notebook edo El Diario de Noah, Nicholas Sparks idazle estatubatuarrak idatzi zuen hirugarren nobela eta argitaratu zuen lehenengoa izan zen. New Bern-en, Ipar Carolinan, sei hilabetez egon zen idazten eta 1996an irten zen. Liburu hau argitaratu osteko lehenengo astean gehien saldu denetarikoa izateagatik, New York Times aldizkarian egon zen eta urte batez Best sellerra izan zen.

Theresa Park izan zen Nicholas Sparksen ondoan egon zen agentea. Nobela erromantiko hau benetako gertaera batean oinarrituta dago. Izan ere, Sparks bere emaztearen amama eta atitearen amodio luzean inspiratu zen amodiozko nobela hau egiteko. Beranduago, 2004an, filma egiteko egokitu egin zuten, Nick Cassavetes zuzendaria eta Jeremy Leven eta Jan Sardi gidoilarien eskutik. Honek ere arrakasta handia izan zuen, 12 sari eta 3 sari-proposamen jaso zituen.

Liburu hau berrogeigarren hamarkadan kokatzen da. Allie Hamilton emakume gaztea kostaldeko Seabrook hirira doa bere familiarekin uda igarotzera, bertan Noah Calhoun ezagutzen du azokan. Neska ikusi orduko, Noah seguru dago elkarrekin bizitzeko jaio direla nahiz eta euren estatusa oso ezberdina izan. Uda zoragarria igarotzen dute elkarrekin eta maitemindu egiten dira baina bigarren mundu gerrateak gazteak banandu egiten ditu, Noahk ordea, ez du Allie bere bihotzetik aterako.

Erreferentziak:

Nicholas Sparks the official website. Willow Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 2002-2012. Retrieved from: http://www.nicholassparks.com/LearnMore.asp?BookID=1

Wikipediatik: The Notebook (novela). Azkenengo aldiz 2011ko azaroaren 19an editatuta. Retrieved from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Notebook

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TROYA: A good film to understand history

Troya film s one of the most useful film for us to understand how a part of ancient history was. Firstly, is has come to our mind that Troya is a place located in nowadays Turkey. This film is about the war which occurred during 1194–1184 BC, for ten years.

We might ask ourselves, what was exactly the reason for this war? According to the Greek mythology, the Torjan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus king of Sparta. If we dont know much about who were them or where is Troya exactly  we must turn into experts books or archeologists in order to clear up our mind.

Well, focused on the film, it is just an exat replica of the fillm. Firstly, starts locating the place in order to catch the attention of the audience and get involved in the film. After that, the director tries to explain the most importat events of the film. Finally, the war starts and the battle continues until someone defeat the other.

According to some comentators the film is a very great one. This film,actually, let us to culturalize our minds and get to know how the world before Christ birth was, reflecting and focused in a historical context.

Some experts have reflect on the topic have talk baout Troya (fim and war) and have said that:

“Se decía que toda la historia del doloroso cautiverio de la hija de Leda, ofendida y humillada por los troyanos, era mera propaganda de guerra, alentada por Agammenón, con el asentimiento de Menelao. En realidad, detrás de la empresa que se escudaba con tan elevados propósitos, había muchos negocios que en nada beneficiarían a los combatientes de poco más o menos. Se trataba sobre todo de –afirmaba el viejo soldado– de vender más alfarería, más telas, más vasos con escenas de carreras de carros, y de abrirse nuevos caminos hacia las gentes asiáticas, amantes de trueques, acabándose de una vez con la competencia troyana.”.

Por lo tanto como resumen, se podria decir  brevemente que la guerra fue de la manera que la pelicula nos lo explica: La guerra de troya nos narra los hechos sucedidos al final de la guerra, en el décimo año, después de la Iliada de Homero, una vez que Aquiles ha matado al príncipe troyano Héctor. En la ciudad de Troya se disputan la autoridad Eneas, el hijo de Afrodita, y Paris, hermano de Héctor e hijo de los reyes de Troya: el primero es el representante del pueblo llano y el segundo de la aristocracia. Mientras tanto, en el campamento griego, el astuto Ulises ha ideado un plan para acabar con la contienda: el famoso caballo de madera. Se trata de una cuidada película que resulta entretenida, con magníficas secuencias de batallas, excepcional fotografía y cuidados diseños de decorados y vestuario y está interpretada por Steve Reeves, que en diversas ocasiones dará vida en el cine a héroes o personajes de la leyenda griega o romana.

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Nick Cassavetes Zuzendari Estatubatuarra

El diario de Noa Nick Cassavetes zuzendutako pelikula da. Bertan Ryan Gosling eta Rachel McAdams aktore-aktorezek hartzen dute parte. Filma hau, 2004. urtean plazaratu zen, zeina berrogeigarren hamarkadaraino denbora bidaiatuz. Zuzendaria zinemako mundu inguruan murgildurik ibili izana da; izan ere,  familiakoak zinema mundukoak ditu eta bera ere aktorea da.

2 izan dira aukeratutako iturriak, zainak oso baliagarraik diren. Hainbat bitxikeria, pasarte… kontatzen dira bertan. Horrez gain, egin izandako lanen kritika zehatzak ere egiten zaizkio, non ikuspegi berri baten bidez zuzendariaren ikuspegi berri bat ezagutzeko aukera ematen diguna.

Juan Luis Cavariok Yelow pelikulari buruzko kritika egiten du. Cassavetes berak idatzitako gidoiarekin, bertan lan egingo duten aktoreak aipatzen ditu. Horretarako, pelikula hau aurreko beste batzuekin konparatzen du, eta hauek baino hobea izatea espero du, izan ere, La decision de Anne-ek ez zuen harrera handirik izan. Bere aitaren arrakastaz ere hitz egiten du, berak irabazitako sariak bai aktore zein zuzendari gisa.

Eriq Gardner berriz, zuzendariak casting eta musikarekin erlazionaturiko gaztazka ekonomikoei buruz hitz egiten du. Antza denez, TwinSpin Music diskografiak Cassavetes eta bere produktoreak salatu zituzten. Salaketaren arrazoioak film baten musikarako abestiak erabiltzea izan zen, inolako baimen eta eskubiderik gabe. Carmen & Camille-ren abestiak erabiltzeagatik, produktoreek gutxienez 500.000 dolar-eko zorra izango dute.

Bi autore hauek autorearen beste ikuspuntu bat eskaintzen dute, bibliografiatik apartekoak eta baita lorpen eta irabazien kanpo dagoena. Honela zuzendaria guztiz ezagutzea lortzen dugu.

anonymous. nick-cassavetes-reune-un-interesante-reparto-para-su-nueva-pelicula-yellow. Blog de cine , 2010. BibTeX [blogdecine]

anonymous. Nick Cassavetes’ New Film Imperiled By Lawsuit (Exclusive). Hollywood reporter , 2011. BibTeX[hollywoodreporter]

A french melody: Les Choristes

Foreign films are generally produced on small budgets. They also succeed in frequently telling great stories. This is the case with a charming little 2004 French film called Les Choristes (The Chorus), in which our Wikipedia Article is focused on.

Les Choristes is a post-World War II film of nostalgia, optimism and authenticity. This gentle drama, nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, is from first-time French director Christophe Barratier. It features a music teacher named Clement Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot) who lands a job at a boys’ boarding school settled by delinquents and orphans. The school, run by a martinet headmaster (François Berléand), is a place for misfits and losers.  Sensing potential in these exuberant boys Mathieu forms a choir to lead in his charges through the transforming power of song. He knows his actions will likely end his career but he presses on courageously.

Clement Mathieu demonstrates some of the greatest virtues: love, patience and self-discipline. The story is told from the perspective of two boys who are reunited many years after their time at the dreary boarding school. The opportunity to reflect on how their lives were changed by this one great teacher leads them to consider how powerful Mathieu’s influence really was in shaping their lives.

This is the formula used (with some variations) by many films about music teachers, such as Mr. Holland’s OpusMusic of the Heart, and non-music teachers, like To Sir With LoveDangerous MindsStand and DeliverDead Poets Society.

Les Choristes is a charming story of hope infused with so much optimism and nostalgia. Genuine, heartwarming, and completely inspiring.

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Wikipedia adventure

Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, has been our territory of study during the last weeks. The main target was developing a complete article or improving and translating an already published one, that is to say, the objective was immersing ourselves in this deep and global ocean in which lots of information swim constantly. And, honestly, the aftermath has been pretty satisfactory.

In my groups´s case, our first approach to Wikipedia started with the enlargement of the Chinese and English publications about the film Spring Subway. Our next step was creating the Spanish, German, French and Basque version of this specific film and translating the containing information into the selected different languages. This proccess has suppossed quite an effort since we have tried to maintain the essence of the original text while adequating it to a natural passage in each version. Once the texts were entirely edited, we moved on to the next chapter: changing the articles to Wikipedia format. This meant creating a new account in the free encyclopedia and becoming a collaborating volunteer in this global proyect. So time to get down to business!

The fact that we all were already used to wiki format helped quite a lot; in addition to this, Wikipedia has a really useful introductory help point which is easy to access from the first time you get into the encyclopedia. Moreover, taking some other articles like models to our own work has been advantageous, as it has shown us the best way to develope our new texts. This latter idea has also been vital in order to attach our film´s information table and to upload the poster´s image. Consequently, we have managed to create new uniformed articles that will improve one of Wikipedia´s aims: offering multilingual information about an specific topic. In a nutshell, the Wikipedia adventure has let us open a new world of almost unlimited possibilities based on collaborative principles and, from now on, we will definitely make the most of this opportunity!

TROYA

La película de Troya salió a la luz en el año 2004 y es de origen estadounidense. Es una película de género épico  dirigida por Wolfgang Petersen. Actores famosos como Brad Pitt y Orlando Bloom forman parte de ella. Es importante saber, que la película esta basada en la historia de la Ilíada de Homero de origen griega.

Buscando referencias sobre ésta película he visto una página que empieza hablando de  ‘La caverna de Platón’, después  hace críticas sobre la película de Troya y finalmente termina estudiando la mitología griega. Aunque nosotros solo vayamos a ver los comentarios ya que los relacionan con la película la mitología griega también es de uso porque como hemos dicho antes está  la película esta basada en una obra clásica griega.

Cabe decir que entre los comentarios dados no todos llegan a la misma conclusión, debido a que hay diferentes opiniones entre ellas.

La primera critica es la siguiente:

“Acabo de ver la película Troya y me ha parecido que estaba muy bien llevada al cine. La película recoge un verdadero mito que se narra primordialmente en la “Ilíada” homérica y además refleja mitos verdaderos, pero contiene dos mitos falsos. Me explico. El verdadero mito de la “guerra de Troya” es la forma épica de narrar la verdad de una guerra que ocurrió hacia el siglo XIII a.C. Porque los verdaderos mitos se distinguen de los falsos en que formalmente responden a la estructura del mythos y si además son verdaderos en que contienen una verdad que exponen en forma literaria. Por eso Platón quería expulsar a los falsos (o malos, que es lo mismo) poetas de su República. Los mitos falsos que contiene ya la Ilíada y que recoge la película son el del rapto de Helena por Paris y el del caballo de madera, que no por mentir sobre el contenido del pólemos (guerra) entre griegos y troyanos deja de ser un hermoso mythos. Tan hermoso que suplanta a la historia real y no podrá ser nunca erradicado de la conciencia de los hombres si no es por otro mito más bello todavía. Así, la belleza del mythos no implica su verdad y puede ser engañoso. No hay entonces mejor mythos que el que une belleza y verdad cumpliendo sus misión tanto en forma como en contenido. El principal verdadero mythos (verdadero) que subyace a la épica homérica es el que transmite la obra colectiva que da origen al modelo de ciudad para los romanos: la nobleza de Troya y de sus habitantes, la razón de los vencidos, la caída numantina de una ciudad que no canjeaba la vida al precio de la esclavitud. Por eso recomiendo vivamente en este Debate que se vea la versión cinematográfica pues cuando afirmo que ha sido bien llevada al cine, lo que pretendo decir es que ha sido capaz de recoger la esencia del relato épico y transmitirla al espectador”.

El segundo comentario de otro autor anónimo ha sido el siguiente:

Efectivamente la película tiene fallos y una sinestesia estética no puede recoger todo lo que la

otra modalidad de arte ofrece pero puede proporcionar ciertas novedades. Respecto a la guerra

de Troya, el libro y la película reciente, tenemos el hecho, la transmisión poética y la

transmisión cinematográfica. La última no permite recoger ni las apariciones de los dioses

politeístas en el campo de batalla tomando parte en un bando del combate, ni la duración del

asedio, 10 años, que en la película no se especifica y parece ser muy breve; dadas sus dos

horas de duración.

Respecto a Diomedes no entiendo la razón de que tuviera que ser el héroe más grande de la

saga homérica porque si Aquiles es el más fuerte, Héctor no lo es mucho menos pero a

diferencia de éste está lleno de virtud (arete), es kaloi kai agathoi (perdona si no translitero

correctamente), es “bello y bueno” en el sentido amplio que para Grecia tiene semejante

expresión. Podría decirse entroncando con cuestiones kantianas planteadas en otros lugares

de los Debates Virtuales que Aquiles es sublime mientras que Héctor es bello.

En lo relativo a la disgresión me parece que cojea la comparación entre los finos y cultivados

troyanos con los afganos o los iraquíes actuales tanto como la comparación de la coalición

liderada por Agamenón con la coalición de la primera guerra de Irak; pero entiendo que sea un

apunte colateral y que no debe desviarnos de nuestro asunto.

El mythos de Troya fue históricamente contestado desde Tucídides que ya apuntó a las

verdaderas causas del conflicto. Las flechas de Apolo causan (representan) la enfermedad

(peste) al comienzo de la Ilíada. Sin embargo veremos en Tucídides, por influencia de la

medicina hipocrática, que en su Historia de las guerras del Peloponeso la peste que asoló

Atenas en el 404 a.C. y que se nos describe minuciosamente no será ya vista de manera

sobrenatural. Comienza así la “guerra entre mythos y el logos”, entre los poetas y los filósofos,

que ha llegado hasta la actualidad. Pero lo que complica decidirse plenamente por el logos es

que el que un verdadero mythos puede transmitir una verdad; cosa que sabía muy bien Platón,

que por ese motivo emplearía una buena cantidad de ellos en sus Diálogos”.

Ámbos comentarios están recogidos por Julián Rovira Cortés, un filólogo clásico español.

Bibliografia

Google búsqueda. Troya film (2012,February 19).Monografías.  Data de búsqueda 19 de Febrero del 2012 a las 17:40 desde http://www.monografias.com/trabajos-pdf901/troya-dignidad-vencidos/troya-dignidad-vencidos.pdf

Google search. Troya criticas. Cineismo. Date de búsqueda, 19 de Febrero del 2012 a las 18:00 desde http://www.cineismo.com/criticas/troya.htm

Google books. Troya film. Date de búsqueda, 19 de Febrero del 2012 a las 18:10 desde http://books.google.es/books?id=wXIdcY-DtY4C&pg=PA71&dq=Troya+the+film&hl=es&sa=X&ei=gVRNT7mVNqjA0QW0uL2eBQ&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Troya%20the%20film&f=false

Google books. Película de Troya. Date de búsqueda, 19 de Febrero del 2012 a las 18: 15 desde http://books.google.es/books?id=vzoYAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Troya+la+pelicula&hl=es&sa=X&ei=x1VNT5SoCsfL0QWgn6GeBQ&ved=0CEoQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false

 

 

 

Enlaces externos :

http://www.cineismo.com/criticas/troya.htm

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El diario de Noako pertsonaiak

El Diario de Noahko informazio iturriei dagokienez, aipatu beharra dago, maitasun historio honek izugarrizko arrakasta izan duela mundu osoan barrena eta zer esan asko dagoela.

Film hau, Carolinako Iparraldean kokatzen da, eta protagonista bezala Allie Hamilton eta Noah Calouhn dira, hain zuzen ere, 40. hamarkadan kokaturiko maitasun historio baten azterketa. Bertan erakusten da, gizarte-maila eta familiek onartu ez arren euren harremana aterako dutela, eta baita atera ere. Gero urte batzuk igarota, zaharrak direnean, Noahk bere emazteari gaztetan idatzitako gertakizunak irakurriko dizkio, izan ere, Alliek alzehimerra dauka. Read more…

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Nick Cassavetes-ek El diario de Noa filmaren zuzendari

Nick Cassavetes, El diario de Noa filma zuzendu zuen. Zinemaren munduko familiako zuzendari eta aktore honek, 2004an estreinaturiko historia pantaila handira eramatea lotu zuen, 40. hamarkadaraino denboran bidaiatuz. Read more…

Chinese Cinema, Spring Subway

The sources selected for our Wikipeida article for the subject Infomation Management are all related to Chinese cinema. These sources are valid and important because they all mention and explain different points of view about making Chinese movies as well as the evolution of this kind of cinema. The most representative author is Rey Chow, Whose book “Sentimental fabulations contamporary Chinese films”, has been based on a research at the Radliffe Institute (Harvard University), and tells us about how the Chinese cinema is adopted to social classes. Read more…

The clockwork orange

Stanley Kubrick’s A clockwork orange based on the novel by Anthony Burgess is one of the good references about this film. I think it is a good reference because, on the one hand, you have a comment from the author, Kubrick : “I have always wondered if there might be a more meaningful way to present a book about a film. To make, as it were, a complete graphic representation of the film, cut by cut, with the dialogue printed in the proper place in relation to the cuts, so that within the limits of still photos and words, an accurate (and I hope interesting) record of a film might be available…This book represents that attempt.” Read more…

“Clockwork Orange”: Kubrick’s full of surprises

Everyone can seat around and enjoy themselves while watching Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece “The Clockwork Orange”, but the truth is that few can make out the meticulous details which were thoroughly put on by this connoisseur of the cinema. From the very introduction to the ending scene, the film is jammed with impressive footages making reference to a whole series of phenomena related to the film. As a matter of fact, tepasmas.com, a web site which offers wide and accurate explanations to all these references, can be considered among the best and more relevant resources when carrying out a work on subliminal messages in Kubrick’s “The Clockwork Orange”.

To start with, some places seem to be recurrent for Kubrick. The bar in which the film opens, for instance, is the same one appearing in the distinguished Scottish film “Trainspotting”. The name of the place is “Voloko bar” and it does actually exist, being established in Liverpool, UK. Read more…

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